Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announced that it has made available a compounded formulation of pyrimethamine and leucovorin.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an updated Foodborne Outbreak Online Database Tool (FOOD Tool) to assist users in searching over nearly 20 years of outbreak data.
Pregnant women taking antiviral medications to treat hepatitis C and/or HIV with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) or antihypertensives may have an increased risk of birth defects or stunted fetal growth, although these antiviral drugs have not been shown to directly cause harm to a fetus.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the three manufacturers of duodenoscopes marketed in the United States to conduct postmarket surveillance studies for greater understanding of how the devices are reprocessed in real-world settings.
The American College of Chest Physicians has issued an evidence-based guideline on appropriate treatments for unexplained chronic cough (UCC), including pharmacotherapy and speech pathology.
The newly expanded codes in ICD-10 will grant healthcare professionals greater specificity and clinical accuracy for noting procedures and diagnoses, but could also present obstacles and headaches in the transition from the previous ICD-9 codes.
Turing Pharmaceuticals has agreed to reduce the cost of its drug Daraprim (pyrimethamine) after receiving significant criticism due to a sudden increase in the price of the medication.
Prompt antiviral therapy can reduce the need for extended care among community-dwelling patients aged ≥65 in this first-of-its-kind research.
One of the first and largest published studies of PrEP in a clinical setting found no new cases of HIV among patients after initiation of PrEP.
Even with vaccination, children with HIV may not have sufficient immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella.
Treatment-resistant lice with one or more genetic mutations have been identified in at least 25 states, according to research presented at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.
A significant reduction has been seen in varicella cases and a greater protection has been offered to those who are not immunized against the virus following vaccine availability.
First instance of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)-induced hepatitis reported in the United States and the third case worldwide.
Using human nasal tract cells, researchers have gained greater insight into a more effective vaccine against influenza that could particularly benefit children and elderly patients.
The FDA has issued a list of supplemental duodenoscope reprocessing measures to further reduce the risk of infection and increase the safety of these medical devices.
After several cases of Hansen’s disease were reported in Florida, the state’s Department of Health has alerted residents that armadillos may play a role in the transmission of the disease but that their role is not fully understood.
Few states require human papillomavirus vaccination for adolescents and that the vaccination rates are far below those of other recommended vaccines.
Delaying treatment may be feasible for patients with higher cell counts.
Scientists may have discovered a weakness in a strain of multidrug-resistant bacteria that turns off antibiotic resistance when attacking other bacteria.
The FDA announced that the product label for Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir; AbbVie) has been updated to include drug interaction information and to update the Specific Populations, Pediatric Use subsection.
New research in BMC Medicine proposes that the source of a recent pertussis outbreak may not be due to vaccine efficacy or decreasing immunization, but instead from infected individuals who are vaccinated and asymptomatic.
Officials with GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer announced that the ACIP voted for a Category B recommendation for meningococcal group B vaccination in adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 23.
The CDC has issued a health advisory regarding highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 virus infection in humans after more than 200 infections in birds have been reported since December 2014.
The White House announced that more than 150 stakeholders are participating in a “White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship” to improve antibiotic stewardship in key animal and human health constituencies.
Scientists at the University of Minnesota have created a predictive model for measuring healthy development of bacteria in the gut of young children and a framework to map potential links between antibiotics, gut bacteria, and disease later in life.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance for blood establishments that collect blood or blood components with recommended revisions to the donor deferral period for men who have sex with men (MSM).
A non-aggressive Clostridium difficile strain significantly reduced the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) recurrence.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule requesting additional scientific data to support the safety and efficacy of certain ingredients in antiseptics used in healthcare and marketed under the over-the-counter drug monograph.
A survey by the American Academy of HIV Medicine found that less than half of healthcare providers reported being “very likely” to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to high-risk patients despite the U.S. Public Health Service’s PrEP guidelines.
Researchers were shocked to discover that a medieval remedy for eye infections may be effective against up to 90 percent of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.
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